No place is really nice unless you have a typewriter. You can do without a woman but you can't do without a typewriter.
-- Charles Bukowski
Last year, Cormac McCarthy's light blue Lettera 32 Olivetti manual typewriter sold at Christie's auction house for $254, 500. Although computers deliver speed, efficiency, and the bells and whistles of infinite cyberspace, they lack the distinction and personality of typewriters.
Jack Kerouac: Underwood Portable Royal Standard
John Steinbeck: Hermes Baby
Charles Bukowski:Olympia SG
Hunter S. Thompson : IBM Selectric (in red)
David Sedaris: Olivetti Lettera 32, IBM Selectric
Herman Hesse: Remington Quiet Deluxe
Joyce Carol Oates: SCM Smith Corona Electra
Harper Lee: Underwood Portable
Saul Bellow: Royal KMG